welcome to the family
Thank you for submitting your application. We would love to have you sell at Artists & Fleas LA, located at 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291. Please read on for some important information and useful tips to make the most of your market participation.
To accept this offer and secure a booth for the dates specified in your Offer Email, please make payment of the non-refundable Space Rental Fee to Artists & Fleas, California in the amount specified in the Acceptance Email.
Payment Method First time merchants, you may pay the Space and one time $30 charge, in the amount of $130. The $30 charge is charged once every 12 months, the majority of which is donated directly to the school and allows Artists & Fleas and our merchants to play an important and active role in the school and community where we do business.
Returning merchants, you may pay the Space fee for your approved dates, in the amount of $100/day/10x10space. You will be reminded by the Market Manager when the 1x/ year fee needs to be submitted again.
- When paying via PayPal:
- Please submit payment in full via PayPal by logging on and sending to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ensure that your payment is "For goods and services", not "friends and family"
- Please include the dates you are scheduled to participate in the Market along with your company name on your PayPal payment.
- If you do not have a PayPal account and need an invoice, please let us know and we will send you one.
- Please note that we cannot accept e-check as method of payment.
Limited Availability Please be advised that spaces are granted on a first-to-pay basis. If the offered date(s) are sold out prior to receipt of payment of the Space Rental Fee, you will receive a credit, valid for three (3) months from the commencement of the original Term.
RULES & REGULATIONS
When you submitted your Application, you acknowledged having read and reviewed the linked LA Merchant Space Rental Agreement (the “Merchant Agreement”) and LA Merchant Rules and Regulations (the “Rules and Regulations”), which set forth the terms and conditions applicable to merchants at the LA Market. The Merchant Agreement and Rules and Regulations shall automatically become a binding legal agreement between you and A&F upon your acceptance of this offer by your payment of the Space Rental Fee. Do Not Pay The Space Rental Fee If You Do Not Agree To Be Bound By The Terms Of The Merchant Agreement And To Rent Booth Space For The Term.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail within forty-eight (48) hours of payment of the Space Rental Fee. This e-mail will confirm your use of an assigned space during the term. A floor plan with space assignment will be issued during the week prior to the Market.
LOAD IN / LOAD OUT
Location The market will be held at 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291. Please enter through the side entrance on Westminster Avenue. Limited merchant parking is provided on site, as well as ample street parking and nearby parking lots. Spaces on the lot are limited to one space per booth and are first come first serve. We do not guarantee parking on site. Merchant parking is $5 per day, payable in cash upon entry, and cannot be reserved ahead of time.
Load In Merchants are permitted to set up from 9am-10:30am on Saturday morning. All merchants must complete their set-up and be ready for customers at 11am sharp.
Restrooms/ATMs/Internet There are two restrooms located in the back of the lot. We do not have an ATM on site. There are many ATM options up and down Abbot Kinney Boulevard. We do not have a WiFi network on site, but credit cards can be run through 3G/4G. If you would like WiFi, we suggest setting up your device as an internet hotspot.
Load Out The selling day ends at 5pm. We ask that everyone remain open until 5pm and not begin breaking down before then. No one is permitted to drive up to their space -- please pack your belongings and carry them to your parked car. Please make sure to leave your space as you found it and dispose of any garbage in the nearby dumpsters. Please be respectful of the facility and the grass soccer field and be considerate when rolling any wheeled items on the grass.
Our marketing mix and promotion of the market includes elements such as PR, advertising, social and more. Since first opening the market in Brooklyn in 2003, we have always found that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts - in other words, everyone knows people with whom to share and broadcast information. We create flyers, invites and actively populate our social tags to give you the tools to promote the market and your participation in it.
Also, make sure to RSVP and share the Facebook invites we send you!
The market is held on a grass field. If it has rained the day prior to the market, there is a possibility of muddy areas on the field. If this is an issue for you, please take the precautionary measures and dress/pack for your display accordingly. We are open rain or shine, but want our merchants to have as pleasant of an experience as possible.
what to bring
- Business Cards
- Credit Card Reader
- Email sign-up list
- Snacks and water
- A great attitude (Read our Recipe for Market Success - Top 5 Ingredients)
We're looking forward to a great show with you. Please feel free to contact us with questions.
Sierra Alberty, On-site contact
Georgia Varidakis, Regional Director
How many merchants will be at the market?
We can host 100 merchants at this location.
Is there a typical price point or range of items sold at the market?
Price points vary depending on the type of product, but we suggest having a range of price points in order to appeal to different customers.
Can I request a specific space?
You can make a request, but please note that it is just that. We will try our best to accommodate everyone's requests but cannot guarantee them.
How will I know which spot I am in?
Load in email is sent out the Thursday before the market date you have reserved.
Will I have time to shop the market?
Sure! We recommend not leaving your booth unattended, so please ask a neighbor to keep an eye on it for you when you step away. If you do stray, go when the market is winding down near closing and check out all of the creative things your fellow merchants have to offer.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, please! We love dogs.
Can I play music in my booth?
Please do not play music in your booth. Unfortunately, music is not allowed at this location.
What happens if it rains?
A&F operates rain or shine.
Can I rent a tent and tables?
We do not rent anything at this location. Please make sure to bring a white top tent and any tables, chairs and racks you may need.
Is there electricity?
No. This is an outdoor event and we do not provide electricity.
How do I get featured on your Instagram or Facebook feed?
We curate our feed and the best way to increase your chances of being featured is to have a current feed with great content. We often repost images from our merchants before the show. Be sure to tag #AFinLA and @ArtistsandFleas so we can find the images.
How do I get on the merchant page?
Every participant is listed on the LA page with a hyperlink to their site. Our vendor page with images and descriptions is reserved for merchants who sell with us consistently for more than five consecutive months.
Do I need to apply each month?
No. Please email us at least 3-4 weeks before the show you would like to participate in. We will get back to you with availability and a due date for the fees if we have space. Please note that you only need to reapply if you are introducing a product different from what you originally applied with, for example, you applied with clothes and now want to sell jewelry. If you would like to participate at a market in a different location, please fill out the application online.